bromley ramblers
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The Bromley Ramblers

We are about getting you out walking.  It's good fun, it's exercise and it's supposed to be good for us.

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Thanks to Colin K for this one

Welcome to the Bromley Ramblers Web site!

Please note that all the information on this site may be used and copied freely for the benefit of members of Bromley Ramblers and the photographs are the copyright of those who took them. You may copy them from the site for your own use and if you would like better quality copies please contact the photographer.

What are we about?

All our walks are now shown on the National Ramblers website complete with maps showing the start point.  Click The Ramblers link to give you our list of our walks on their site, click on the Brief Description of any that you are interested in, be amazed! They have spent a good deal of time and money making this a very informative and useful site.

Here in Kent we belong to the Kent Area of the Ramblers and we have a website that shows the activities of all the rambling groups in Kent affiliated to Ramblers.  If you are interested in what else goes on in Kent or want details of other Kent groups do take  look at the Kent Area website.

All this looking at websites is all well and good but we are about getting you out walking with Bromley Ramblers.  It's good fun, it's exercise and it's supposed to be good for us.  If you have any interest at all why not come along to an easier, shorter (3-5 mile) walk and introduce yourself.  We will do our best to make you welcome.  Choose a dry day and all you really need is a pair of stout, comfortable boots, shoes or even trainers that you don't mind getting a bit muddy. If you click on the Walk Programme  button on the left you will see the walks we are going to do and click on Beginners for more details of what to expect. I promise there will be lots of people there, not just a few athletic women or potbellied men with beards and sandals!

The network of footpaths and bridleways that we walk developed over centuries linking hamlets, farms and fields to markets, churches and of course pubs!   If we didn't walk them they would eventually disappear and The Ramblers campaigns to keep them open. You get a completely different view of the countryside to that you which get from inside a car.  We have well over 600 members and you will see that we walk all over South East England, although primarily in Kent and Sussex.

If you don't have access to a car or don't want to drive every time, decide on a walk, email enquiries and we will endeavor to put you in touch with the walk leader who may know someone who is willing to give you a lift. The best way though is to get yourself to a walk, introduce yourself to the leader and he/she will ask around if there is anyone who lives near you who might be willing to car share

We also organise some social events throughout the year and arrange rambling holidays in the UK and abroad usually in conjunction with specialist travel companies.
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Recent Additions      Recent Additions      Recent Additions     Recent Additions

  1. Some of you may be interested in the plans Ramblers have for their Lead Walks Database that we add our walks to. It's at the end of The Ramblers Link at the top of this page. There is a news story about it here http://www.ramblers.org.uk/what-we-do/news/led-walks-database-update-august-2013.aspx and the results of a survey that we contributed to here http://www.ramblers.org.uk/~/media/Files/Volunteer%20Zone/lwd-surveys-summary.pdf   It is interesting to see how other Groups manage communication with their members (remember the debate we had over printed versus web only programmes and the voluntary contribution to pay for it and its postage?)

  2. Walk Leaders, if you are thinking of using the Wheatsheaf at Bough Beech double check that it has reopened.  It has been closed, we think due to some financial problem, for a while now.

Walk Programme Whoopsies!

  1. Sorry folks but a gremlin crept into the Printed Programme.  The walks for 7th and the 14th Dec need to be swapped over.  If in doubt the version on this website and the Ramblers website are correct.

  2. Despite all the wounded knee walk leaders we are finding others to take their place so subscribe to the emails in Members Section/Members Page for the very latest information.

Partnership

 Bromley Ramblers has recently joined The Walking Partnership. This new partnership, supported by Ramblers Worldwide Holidays, provides direct financial contributions to local walking groups to help with organising group walks, encouraging people to get out walking, helping to clear and improve footpaths, providing equipment to help walkers etc. Over the past 65 years, Ramblers Worldwide Holidays has given many millions of pounds to assist walking charities and conservation projects in Britain and the countries they visit on their worldwide holidays. Now our group can benefit directly.

 Ramblers Worldwide Holidays operate group walking holidays in the UK and all around the world. Each holiday is accompanied by a qualified walks leader, so you can leave all the organising to them and just enjoy meeting like minded people and of course, some fantastic walking. Holidays are graded in terms of difficulty, and there is a full range from sightseeing right up to hut-to-hut mountain treks. Take a look at their website on www.ramblersholidays.co.uk or give them a call on 01707 331133 for more details or to order a brochure. 

Remember when you book to quote the name of our group, and we will then receive a contribution of 10 per person on UK holidays, 20 per person on short haul holidays, and 30 per person on long haul holidays. This extra funding could really make a difference to us!

 For more details, visit The Walking Partnership website at www.thewalkingpartnership.org.uk.


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